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November 5, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo To Establish DC Office

The Volvo Group is formalizing a presence in Washington, D.C., as of Dec. 1

November 5, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB, FDA To Look At Medications And Driver Performance

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Food and Drug Administration will co-host a meeting examining the impact of prescription and over-the-counter medications on the performance of vehicle operators

November 5, 2001 - Industry News

TCA Announces Driver Of Year Finalists

The Truckload Carriers Assn. announced the finalists for the Independent Contractor of the Year and Company Equipment Driver of the Year contests.

November 5, 2001 - Industry News

Mock Truck/Train Crash Staged In Ohio

It may not have been "real," but to the hundreds of spectators and participants at a recent mock truck/train crash in Findlay, Ohio, the scene was real enough

November 4, 2001 - Industry News

Penske Closing Auto-Hauling Terminal In Baltimore

Penske Truck Leasing will close its Leaseway Auto Carrier terminal in southeast Baltimore by the end of the year

November 4, 2001 - Industry News

West Side Transport Getting New Trucks

West Side Transport, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will begin taking delivery of 400 new Freightliner 2002 Columbia tractors beginning in January

November 4, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Announces Rate Increase

UPS announced its 2002 rate increase

November 4, 2001 - Industry News

Judge: California Localities Can't Regulate Truck Routes

Local government regulations of truck routes and cargoes have been dealt a legal blow in California. U.S. District Judge Frank Damrell in Sacramento ruled that a 1994 federal law allows only states to impose such regulations, and only if they are related to safety

November 4, 2001 - Industry News

TMI-MultiMedia Introduces New Recruiting Tool

TMI-MultiMedia has introduced a new recruiting tool for trucking companies of all sizes

November 4, 2001 - Industry News

CFI Announces Owner-Operator Pay Increase

CFI, Joplin, Mo., announced an increased in its owner-operator pay by 2 cents per mile

November 4, 2001 - Industry News

Smithway, Swift Report Financials

Smithway Motor Xpress and Swift Transportation reported their third quarter earnings last week

November 2, 2001 - Industry News

West Coast Bridges May Be Terrorist Target

Terrorists may be targeting suspension bridges on the West Coast. The FBI alerted law enforcement agencies in eight Western states late Thursday after California Gov. Gray Davis said law enforcement officials had "credible evidence" that four California bridges, including the Golden Gate, may be the target of an attack

Tags: Highways

November 2, 2001 - Industry News

Oshkosh Sales, Income Up For Year

Oshkosh Truck Corp. reported both sales and income were up for the year, despite the slowdown in the economy

November 1, 2001 - Industry News

New DOT Physical Forms Required

On Nov. 6, new forms for DOT physicals will be required

November 1, 2001 - Industry News

Flying J Revamps Menu

Flying J restaurants have announced their first major menu change in five years, featuring a number of healthier options while keeping heartier traditional favorites

November 1, 2001 - Industry News

White House Stays Course On Mexican Trucks

Despite increased security concerns at U.S. borders in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Bush Administration hasn't changed its mind about opening the border to Mexican trucks

November 1, 2001 - Industry News

Overweight Coal Trucks Plague West Virginia

A coal truck involved in an accident in West Virginia last week was found to be nearly twice the legal weight limit - and officials say that's nothing unusual

November 1, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Cuts Pay

The latest truck-related manufacturer to cut back on worker costs is Cummins

November 1, 2001 - Industry News

New Fuel Management System Uses Wireless RF Technology

A new wireless fuel management system gives fleet managers a new tool to combat mistakes, waste, and fraud at company fuel pumps

October 31, 2001 - Industry News

GDP Posts Biggest Drop Since 1991

The American economy is on the edge of officially being in a recession. On Wednesday the U.S. Commerce Department released news that the Gross Domestic Product through the third quarter of the year contracted at an annual rate of 0.4%

Tags: Economy

October 31, 2001 - Industry News

Britain Struggles With Trucker Work Rules

The United States isn't the only place where truck driver hours of service changes are controversial. In England, the trucking industry is lobbying against some restrictive new European Union rules

October 31, 2001 - Industry News

Free Online Seminars On Logistics Product

CAPS Logistics is offering a two-part series of free online seminars on Momentum, its new integrated logistics solution

Tags: Events

October 31, 2001 - Industry News

Wireless Security Systems Help Prevent Cargo Theft

The addition of satellite technology has made Bulldog Technologies' Road B.O.S.S. wireless cargo security system even better

October 31, 2001 - Industry News

NHTSA Announces Truck Recalls

Internationals with brake light problems and Kenworths with brake drag problems are in the latest truck recall listings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

October 31, 2001 - Industry News

Autocar Launches Dealer Network

Autocar LLC has created a dealer network for the Xpeditor line it bought from Volvo earlier this year, along with the Autocar name

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